Salvador Huertas spoke with Pablo Marcos Carballo who flew the A-4 Skyhawk during the Falklands War and gives a fascinating insight from the Argentine Air Force perspective and recounted one of his combat missions in the July 1991 issue of AirForces Monthly
Giving the RAF’s Hercules transport force its own air-to-air refuelling capability was a boost for its commitment to the South Atlantic theatre in the aftermath of the 1982 war, as a former ‘Herc’ pilot relates
When the UK deployed its task force to the South Atlantic, the Argentine Air Force was ordered to search for the ships — but how to do that without a dedicated long-range maritime patrol aircraft?
So well-established is the Boeing Chinook in RAF service that it’s almost easy to forget the time when, to Britain’s armed forces, it was new and unproven. This was how the Chinook force went to war in the Falklands, where the twin-rotor transport helicopter more than demonstrated its worth. In an exclusive account, the then CO of No 18 Squadron, Tony Stables, describes how it came about
Group Captain (ret) Alastair ‘Monty’ Montgomery, detachment commander on the Ascension Islands for the Vulcan raids during the Falklands conflict, provides a retrospective look at the type’s role in the campaign
There will never be another bombing raid like ‘Black Buck 1’, when some of the remaining ‘V-Force’ — Vulcan XM607, supported by a horde of Victor tankers — took the Falklands fight to the Argentineans. The lead Victor pilot, Bob Tuxford AFC, recounts the gripping tale